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2012 Numanthia Toro 'Termanthia' Spanish Red Blend


$233.00

Size: 750

6 Bottles Available

Toro’s timeless essence revealed by the winemaker’s craft, Termanthia is a handmade treasure. In a meticulous approach whose attention to detail evokes the world of haute couture, grapes are picked manually from the vines of a single parcel over 120 years old and then crushed by foot. Aged twice in new French oak barrels and neither fined nor filtered, Termanthia displays a mouthfeel of velvet elegance with perfectly integrated tannins that point to its longevity and timeless appeal.

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Winery Notes: Bright and dominant deep red with thin layer of intense ruby and bluish nuances. Aroma: intense and fresh wine with notes of ripe black fruit, berries and cassis accompanied by species such as black pepper and toasted notes in addition to cocoa. Numanthia 2012 is a sweet wine with a minty freshness which highlights its complexity. Mouth: the entrance is sharp and direct but gentle. On the palate, Numanthia 2012 is very structured and its evolution is vigorous and round. It presents flavors of cassis, cherries and coffee. The finish is fresh and persistent.
  • Model: 1SO9
  • Size: 750

WS

95

Dense and polished, this red is muscular yet balanced, with firm, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity supporting rich flavors of blackberry, cocoa, licorice and mineral. Monolithic now, but has real depth. Best from 2018 through 2028. From Spain.-T.M. (Jul 6 2016)


WA

94

The limited, top of the range 2012 Termanthia is a single-vineyard Tempranillo from a plot of vines planted some 120 years ago. The bunches are hand-destemmed and then foot-trodden, and fermented in oak vats. The wine spends six months in new French oak barrels until malolactic is completed and then transferred to another set of brand new barrels for a further 18 months. The aromas are dominated by the élevage, with plenty of oak, smoke and peat, with something organic and earthy, even with some hints of Islay whiskey. If you look hard enough, there are some heady aromas of violets and blueberries underneath. The palate is quite straight within its full size and power, with good freshness, marked acidity, more elegance than the Numanthia and also better drinkability. Even with 200% oak, there is fruit here that talks about the quality, natural concentration and power of the grapes used, which are able to stand such brutal treatment. The new winemaker tells me the 2014 will only have around 80% new oak, and I'm looking forward to tasting the bottled wine, as I believe you could make an amazing wine with these grapes, and a softer hand in the vinification and aging. Around 5,000 bottles are produced per vintage. Score: 94, Luis Gutierrez, October 2015





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